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  • About this company:

    Marubeni was founded in 1848, and is headquartered

  • Landbank
    189,373 hectares
  • Market cap:
    7,823,076,555 USD
  • Thomson Reuters ticker:
    8002.T
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    8002:JP
  • ISIN:
    JP3877600001
  • Website:

Company assessment: Marubeni – June 2021

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 54.9% 87.82 / 160
  • Organisation: 17.5 / 34 51.5%
  • Policy: 42 / 73 57.5%
  • Practice: 28.3 / 53 53.4%
  • Self-reported: 10.3 / 53 19.3%
  • External: 7.3 / 53 13.7%
  • Certified: 10.8 / 53 20.4%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    10.25 / 12 85.4%
    • Organisation: 5.5 / 6 91.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 2.8 / 4 68.8%
    • Self-reported: 1.8 / 4 43.8%
    • External: 1 / 4 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment for all its operations?

      The company has its forest management policy that drives company commitments to sustainable forest management.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable forestry policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

      The company has its procurement policy and basic supply chain sustainability policy for all the suppliers and other stakeholders engage with it.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

      The company has established a Sustainability Management Committee headed by the Chief Sustainable Development Officer, however they are also a member of the Board of Directors.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

      Takayuki Furuya is the Chief Sustainable Development Officer (CSDO) and is also a board member.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

      142 - The company reports 142 total female in managerial position.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

      1 - The company reported only one women in the list of board members.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      [Externally verified] The company is a member of UNGC and one of its subsidiary WAPRES is a member of FIFWA, FWPA, and FPA.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production?

      The company as a member of the Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC), supports the Commitment to a Low-Carbon Society proposed by Keidanren and is taking action on climate change and has set targets for reducing energy usage (electricity and gas) at the Tokyo Head Office and the Osaka Branch in FYE 3/2021 by 10.5% compared to FYE 3/2010, and is moving forward with the introduction of energy-efficient equipment but limited details are provided and not clearly focusing on reducing negative environmental or social outcomes associated with timber and pulp production.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      Integrated Report 2020.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

      CDP.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      11. Climate risks assessment available?

      The company reported climate change and how to mitigate risk in its integrated report. Also, the CDP Climate questionnaire 2021 of the company is available publicly.

    • N
      0 / 1

      12. Natural capital assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    8.25 / 20 41.3%
    • Organisation: 6.5 / 15 43.3%
    • Policy: 1 / 2 50%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 3 0%
    • External: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Lists countries and operations?

      The company's forest plantation business is conducted by two consolidated subsidiaries: WA Plantation Resources Pty. Ltd. (WAPRES) in Australia and PT Musi Hutan Persada (PT-MHP) in Indonesia. It manages one pulp mill in Indonesia and two pulp mills in Japan.

    • N
      0 / 1

      14. Lists countries sourcing from?

    • 15. Total area of natural forest designated for wood/wood fibre production (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Total area of forest plantation (ha)?

      140,000 - The company states it has a total area of 310,000 ha out of which 140,000 ha are tree plantations.

    • 17. Area of plantation/natural forest within outgrower schemes (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • N
      0 / 1

      18. Unplanted (areas designated for future development as plantation forest) (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      49,373.2 - FSC public summary reports of both the subsidiary provides figures for conservation area.

    • 20. Area of Intact Forest Landscape (ha)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company has reported or informed ZSL that it doesn't have any intact forest landscapes within its landbank.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      21. Number of Forest Management Units (FMUs)?

      2 - The companies forest plantation occur in two units that is two subsidiaries; WA Plantation Resources Pty. Ltd. (WAPRES) in Australia and PT Musi Hutan Persada (PT-MHP) in Indonesia.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      22. Maps of forest management units (FMUs)?

      Maps for the company's subsidiary PT MHP are published on Global Forest Watch but these maps do not cover the company's whole operations. WAPRES has a static map on its website.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      23. Forest management plans available for all FMUs?

      The Forest Management Plan is available only for WAPRES.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      24. Monitoring of forest management plan implementation available?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • 25. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on use right (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 26. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on forest management (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 27. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on timber harvesting (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • N
      0 / 1

      28. Names and locations of all third-party supplying FMUs?

    • 29. Number of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • 30. Names and locations of company owned sawmills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      31. Number of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      3 - The company controls one pulp mill through its subsidiary PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PT TEL) in Indonesia and two paper mills through its subsidiaries Koa Kogyo Co. Ltd. and Fukuyama Paper Co. Ltd. in Japan.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      32. Names and locations of company-owned pulp and paper mills?

      The company provides the names and websites of its pulp and paper production units but the address of the PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp & Paper mill is only to the district level and cannot be located. Therefore, partial points have been awarded.

    • 33. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned sawmills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • N
      0 / 1

      34. Reports total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned pulp and paper mills that come from company's own operations and/or third-parties?

    • N
      0 / 1

      35. Number of third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      36. Names and locations of all third party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1

      37. Reports total volume (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplying mills that come from the supplying mills' own operations and/or third parties?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      38. Procedures to trace raw materials to country of harvest?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      39. Percentage of supply traceable to country of harvest?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      40. Procedures to trace raw materials to FMU level?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      41. Percentage of supply traceable to FMU level?

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    3 / 9 33.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1 / 4 25%
    • Practice: 2 / 5 40%
    • Self-reported: 2 / 5 40%
    • External: 0 / 5 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 5 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      42. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% third-party legality verification of FMUs or achieved?

      The company reports that as of 31st March 2020, wood harvested from the plantations of WAPRES has obtained Forest Management Certification and Chain of Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the other subsidiary PT MHP is supplied as 100% certified wood and has obtained Forest Management certification from the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      43. Percentage area (ha) verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

      100% - The company reports that as of 31st March 2020, wood harvested from the plantations of PT-MHP is supplied as 100% certified wood from IFCC. WAPRES is fully FSC certified in Australia and PT-MHP is fully IFCC (PEFC) certified in Indonesia.

    • N
      0 / 1

      44. Time-bound plan to source only wood/wood fibre that is in legal compliance verified by a third party?

    • N
      0 / 1

      45. Percentage of all wood/wood fibre supply traded/processed verified as being in legal compliance by a third party?

    • P
      0.07 / 1

      46. Percentage area (ha) FSC FM certified?

      6.81% - The company's Australian subsidiary, WAPRES is FSC FM certified (21,132 ha) out of the company's total landbank (310,000 ha).

    • N
      0 / 1

      47. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% FSC FM certification of FMUs or achieved 100% FSC-certification of FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

      48. Percentage of wood/wood fibre supply (tonnes) from all suppliers that comes from FSC FM certified areas?

    • N
      0 / 1

      49. Commitment to source only wood/wood fibre that meets FSC Controlled Wood and/or PEFC Controlled Sources requirements?

    • P
      0.93 / 1

      50. Percentage area (ha) PEFC certified (excluding FSC certified area)?

      287,333 (92.68%) - The company's Indonesian subsidiary, PT MHP is fully PEFC certified (287,333 ha) and the company's total landbank is 310,000 ha.

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    11.86 / 23 51.6%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 6 / 13 46.2%
    • Practice: 5.9 / 8 73.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 8 6.3%
    • External: 1.5 / 8 18.8%
    • Certified: 3.9 / 8 48.3%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      51. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

      The company has its own commitment and also makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company s FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      52. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Criteria and cut-off date for defining deforestation?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      54. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

      WAPRES has released a monitoring report which shows areas affected by natural hazards or any conversion from the year 2016 to 2019. No figures are available for PT. Musi Hutan Persada.

    • N
      0 / 1

      55. Evidence of monitoring deforestation in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      56. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded?

    • N
      0 / 1

      57. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      58. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1

      59. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      60. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

      The company provides a commitment to protect biodiversity.

    • N
      0 / 1

      62. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      63. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

      [Externally verified] The company adheres to IUCN's (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) Red List of Threatened Species. Also points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      64. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certified landbank/volume (whichever is highest).

    • N
      0 / 1

      65. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

    • N
      0 / 1

      66. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      67. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities?

    • N
      0 / 1

      68. Commitment to protect forest areas from illegal activities applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      69. Evidence of protecting forest areas from illegal activities?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certified landbank/volume (whichever is highest).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      70. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      71. Commitment to no use of genetically modified organisms applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.75 / 9 52.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 3 / 6 50%
    • Practice: 1.8 / 3 58.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 3 25%
    • External: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      72. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      73. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments available?

      [Externally verified] HCV summary is available for WAPRES and PT MHP in FSC public summary report.

    • N
      0 / 1

      75. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans available?

    • N
      0 / 1

      76. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach?

    • N
      0 / 1

      77. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

    • 78. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments available?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      79. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

      The company commits to conduct environmental and social risk assessment.

    • N
      0 / 1

      80. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      81. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available, and associated management and monitoring plans?

      Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) available only for WAPRES unit in its plantation management plan.

    • 82. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on impact assessments (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

  • Soils, fire and GHG emissions Soils, fire and GHG emissions
    8.5 / 19 44.7%
    • Organisation: 1.5 / 4 37.5%
    • Policy: 4 / 9 44.4%
    • Practice: 3 / 6 50%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 3 / 6 50%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      83. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company follow its guidelines of no forest plantation operations on peatland.

    • N
      0 / 1

      84. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      85. Landbank or planted area on peat (ha)?

      0 (0%) - The company has informed ZSL that it does not have any landbank on peat.

    • N
      0 / 1

      86. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      87. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company commits to follow best practices for soil management.

    • N
      0 / 1

      88. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.07 / 1

      89. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company reports that it does not have operations on peatland. Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • 90. Commitment to reduced impact logging?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to reduced impact logging applies to all suppliers?

    • 92. Evidence of implementing reduced impact logging practices?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      93. Commitment to zero burning?

      The company restricts the use of fire in forest plantation operations that can potentially cause forest fires in tropical forest areas.

    • N
      0 / 1

      94. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.93 / 1

      95. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC certification.

    • N
      0 / 1

      96. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company FMUs?

    • N
      0 / 1

      97. Details/number of hotspots/fires in suppliers operations?

    • N
      0 / 1

      98. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      99. GHG emissions intensity?

      The company only reports GHG emission figures for its entire operations for 2020 as 1,084 kilotons of CO2. Also, the figure is not specific to forestry operations.

    • 100. GHG emissions from land use change?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from natural forests.

    • N
      0 / 1

      101. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      102. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

      GHG Protocol Guidelines.

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    10.89 / 22 49.5%
    • Organisation: 1 / 2 50%
    • Policy: 4 / 9 44.4%
    • Practice: 5.9 / 11 53.6%
    • Self-reported: 3 / 11 27.3%
    • External: 0.8 / 11 6.8%
    • Certified: 2.1 / 11 19.5%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      103. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

      The company has a commitment to ensure the effective and efficient use of water but it is not time-bound and does not refer to water use intensity.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Water use intensity?

      37.6 - The company reports the water consumption intensity of 37.6 (?/ton) for its pulp and paper production.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

      The company reports the yearly water consumption intensity figures, which clearly shows water use intensity is not improving.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      106. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

      The company states to have met local legal water quality standards for BOD and COD for one of its pulp and paper mill only which is also not time-bound.

    • N
      0 / 1

      107. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      108. Treatment of pulp and paper mill effluent?

      The company provides evidence of the treatment of effluent from its paper making process for one of its subsidiary, Koa Kogyo.

    • 109. Evidence of sawmill run-off containment and wastewater treatment?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't own sawmills.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Proportion of processing facilities with closed-loop water treatment system?

      Fukuyama Paper uses a closed-loop water treatment system.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      111. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      The commitment to protect riparian areas is provided in WAPRES Plantation Management Plan but this does not cover entire operations.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      112. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      113. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

      The company provides commitment to eliminate or minimise impacts arising from chemical use in its WAPRES plantation management plan but this does not cover entire operations.

    • N
      0 / 1

      114. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      115. Evidence of eliminating chlorine and chlorine compounds for bleaching?

      The company's one subsidiary in Indonesia employs an elemental chlorine-free (ECF) bleaching pulp manufacturing process to reduce its impact on the environment. However, the information does not cover the overall operations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      116. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

      The company commits to not use any pesticides classified as Class 1A/1B in the classification scheme of the WHO (World Health Organization).

    • N
      0 / 1

      117. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      118. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

      The company commits to not use any substances regulated by the Rotterdam Convention and the Stockholm Convention as pesticides.

    • N
      0 / 1

      119. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      120. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

      The chemicals used are published in the FSC Audit report of WAPRES, however, this does not cover all of the company's operations.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.07 / 1

      121. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.07 / 1

      122. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      123. Waste management system in place to avoid negative impacts?

      The company has its Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act applicable for all of its group companies.

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    23.07 / 34 67.9%
    • Organisation: 3 / 5 60%
    • Policy: 14.5 / 20 72.5%
    • Practice: 5.6 / 9 61.9%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 9 16.7%
    • External: 2.3 / 9 25%
    • Certified: 1.8 / 9 20.2%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      124. Commitment to human rights?

      The company has its own commitment and also makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      125. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company has its own commitment which applies to all suppliers and also makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      126. Progress on human rights commitment ?

      The company published its human trafficking statement which states about training conducted for all employees.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      127. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      129. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      The company commits to respect legal and customary land tenure rights but in relation to FPIC.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      130. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      131. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

      The company clearly states its commitment towards free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    • N
      0 / 1

      132. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1

      133. Details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      134. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification. As the P&Cs do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • N
      0 / 1

      135. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      136. Supports the inclusion of women across forestry operations, including addressing barriers faced?

      [Externally verified] WAPRES has signed an industry association's diversity charter, however, these commitments do not apply to the group's entire forestry operations. Additionally, no examples of removing barriers were given.

    • 137. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on population rights (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • 138. Commitment to enable sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by local communities?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it only produces wood/wood fibre from plantations.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      139. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities ?

      The company is creating an employment opportunities, provide educational and community support.

    • Y
      +
      1 / 1
      0.07 / 1

      140. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

      Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certified landbank/volume.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      141. Commitment to provide business/work opportunities for local communities?

      The company commits to provide employment opportunities for local residents.

    • 142. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on labour regulations (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Full points have therefore been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC certification/FSC membership and PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      145. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company commits to prevent employment and/or occupation-related discrimination based on gender.

    • N
      0 / 1

      147. Commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      148. Progress on commitment to eliminate gender related discrimination with regards to employment?

      The company gives details of progress including promoting opportunities for women in managerial positions, an innovation program that supports women in middle management to progress, and maternity support measures.

    • N
      0 / 1

      149. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      150. Percentage or number of women employees?

      26.9% - This figure refers to the percentage of female employees in 2020, across the company (not just specifically relating to timber and pulp operations).

    • Y
      1 / 1

      151. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

      The company commits payment of the legally mandated minimum wage and endeavors to pay at least a living wage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      152. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

      The company makes this commitment through its basic supply chain sustainability policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

      153. Progress on commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      155. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety but it does not refer ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work. The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      156. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

      The company has a basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety for its suppliers but it does not refer ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forestry Work. The company makes this commitment through the FSC Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) and the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013). As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria partial points have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      157. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      [Externally verified] Points for external verification have been awarded on the basis of the company's FSC/PEFC certification. As the requirements of these certifications do not fully meet the SPOTT indicator criteria limited, externally verified points have therefore been awarded for this indicator.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      158. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

      0 - The figures given is for Marubeni Corporation and LTIFR for 2020 was zero.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

      0 - The company reports that the number of fatal occupational accidents in 2020 to be zero.

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.75 / 5 55%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 2 37.5%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • 160. Commitment to support smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't source wood/wood fibre from smallholders.

    • 161. Programme to support outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • 162. Percentage of outgrower scheme and/or independent smallholders involved in programme?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it does not source from outgrower smallholder suppliers.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      163. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company has a document outlining its procedure for managing non-compliance with the parts of its Basic Supply Chain Sustainability Policy that relate to labour standards. Hereby the company aims to have all its suppliers understand and cooperate with the Basic Supply Chain Sustainability Policy.

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      164. Number or percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company reports that as of 31st March 2019, there were no business partners that did not comply with its supply chain labour standards (it clarifies that business partners include "Group companies, suppliers, service providers, contractors, third-party manufacturers, JV partners, and outsourcing partners"). Reporting on compliance to other parts of the company's policies was not found.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      165. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

      The company outlines criteria for considering the exclusion of a supplier in relation to compliance with the labour standards set out in its Basic Supply Chain Sustainability Policy, but not for other parts of this policy.

    • N
      0 / 1

      166. Timebound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with timber and pulp sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1

      167. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from FMUs which are compliant with timber and pulp sourcing policies?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    4.5 / 7 64.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 5 90%
    • Practice: 0 / 2 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 2 0%
    • External: 0 / 2 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 2 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      168. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company has released its anti corruption policy and also commits to ethical conduct in basic policy on human rights, given on company webpage.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      169. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

      The company has its basic supply chain sustainability policy which provide commitment towards ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption.

    • N
      0 / 1

      170. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • 171. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on legal registration (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      172. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

      The company discloses its management approach to tax payments to governments through a tax policy.

    • 173. Company has provided valid legal documents to Open Timber Portal on taxes, fees and royalties (at the time of SPOTT assessments)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company reports that it doesn't operate in a geography currently covered by Open Timber Portal.

    • Y
      1 / 1

      174. Whistleblowing procedure?

      The company adheres to whistleblowing act and states the process in its compliance manual.

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      175. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

      The company published its compliance manual which talks about compliance access points. However, it is not open to external stakeholders.

    • N
      0 / 1

      176. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

      The company only provide number of reported cases and corrective action.

Media monitor: Marubeni

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